Highland Woodworking Wood News Online, No. 106, June 2014 Welcome to Highland Woodworking - Fine Tools & Education Learn more about Highland Woodworking View our current woodworking classes and seminars Woodworking articles and solutions Subscribe to Wood News
Beginning Character Carving
Beginning Character Carving Class, June 14

This beginner's class will jumpstart you on the skills needed to carve small 3-dimensional figurines. Carving caricatures is loads of fun and provides a lot of latitude for carving creativity. Instructor Jim LeClaire will guide you through a comprehensive, step-by-step focus for carving characters so you can successfully create a figurine from a block of wood.

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Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class Schedule in Atlanta

Many classes fill up quickly, so please register now to make sure we hold a spot for you.

Jun 7 Build a Tool Storage Box
Jun 8 Table Saw Basics
Jun 9-12 Cabinetmaking Basics
Jun 14 Beginning Character Carving
Jun 18 French Polish Workshop
Jun 19 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon
Jun 21 Hand Tool Sharpening
Jun 21 Finishing 101
Jun 25 Taming the Skew
Jun 28 Basic Bowl Turning
Jun 29 Beginning Turning
Jul 9 Finishing the Finish
Jul 12 Hand Cut Dovetails
Jul 13 Milling and Jointing Lumber
Jul 15 Hand Tool Sharpening
Jul 16 Coloring Wood
Jul 17 Using Hand Planes
Jul 19-20 Build a Footstool
Jul 23 Sharpening for Turners
Jul 26 Beginning Turning
Jul 27 Basic Bowl Turning
Jul 29 Natural Edge Bowl Turning
Jul 31 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon

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Classes Suitable for Teens
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Steel City Helical Planer
with Carbide Cutters

Only $499.99

Steel City's affordable 13" helical-style thickness planer now comes equipped with 26 CARBIDE CUTTERS for long-lasting edge retention.

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Show Us Your Woodworking!

woodworking tools

This month we're featuring the woodworking projects of Mike DiCarlo, who has loved building stuff since he was a kid.

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Show Us Your Woodcarving!

Woodcarving Projects

This month we're featuring the fish and plane carvings of Philip Malenfant.

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Tips From

Sticks in the Mud Workshop Tips By Jim Randolph
Long Beach, MS

This month, Jim has a few tips on how to record your favorite woodworking tips from TV shows, as well as several FREE resources for finding more woodworking tips.

CLICK HERE to read this month's tips from Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop!
This Month on
The Highland Blog

Woodworkers Safety Day!

Woodworkers Safety Day was on May 17th, and this year we commemorated by sharing the past years worth of 2-Minute Safety Tips that have been submitted by our customers and readers.

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Safety Tip Banner

This month, Brock Friedman has a story about what happened when he went into his shop with "a lot on his mind", and how it affected his shop safety.

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FREE SHIPPING on Leigh Jigs in lower 48 states

Leigh Jigs Our Leigh Dovetail Jigs and Frame Mortise and Tenon Jigs will turn your shop into a cabinet factory.

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Knew Concepts Woodworker's Titanium Birdcage Fret Saw
Knew Concepts Woodworker's Titanium Birdcage Fret Saw

By Jeffrey Fleisher, New Market, VA

The first thing you notice when you pick up the Knew Concepts Titanium Fret Saw is the rigidness of the frame and the tension of the blade. If a hand tool could feel like it could 'pack a punch' then it is this saw. It may look unorthodox but this is a high-end premium hand tool.

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HIGHLAND VIDEO: Product Tours Available on our YouTube Channel

Check out the great product tour videos on our YouTube Channel . Our good friends Morton, Curtis Turner and Chris Adkins demonstrate some of our most popular products.

Click below to watch a product tour of our Knew Concepts Aluminum Coping Saw and Birdcage Fret Saw :

Knew Concepts Aluminum Coping Saw and Birdcage Fret Saw

Are there any products you'd like to see in a product tour? If so, we invite you to EMAIL US and let us know what YOU would like to see!

Knew Concept Saws

Our line of innovative premium saws now includes the Titanium Birdcage Fretsaw in 3 sizes, as well as a 6-1/2" Coping Saw along with the original extremely popular 5" and 8" premium aluminum fretsaws. Incredibly stiff and strong, all of these saws have featherweight balance for the utmost control.

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Woodworking Tool Catalog
Our latest Tool Catalog is now available to browse online!

Tools of the Trade Banner

Charles Brock has singled out the specific tools he uses when building his sculptured chairs and listed them in one place for easy selection by woodworkers undertaking this challenging project.

Check Out the Tools of the Trade:
Inside This Issue
Book Review: Campaign Furniture
Tips from Sticks-in-the-Mud Woodshop
Show Us Your Shop
Getting the Best From Your Dovetail Jig
Does Hand-Made Equal Perfect?
Lie-Nielsen Tool of the Month: No. 101 Bronze Violin Maker's Block Plane
Blog: Woodworkers Safety Day
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Q&A: SawStop
Tool Review: Knew Concepts Woodworker's Titanium Birdcage Fret Saw
Show Us Your Woodworking
Show Us Your Woodcarving
Finishing: Chemical Safety
SAFETY: Too Much On Your Mind

Show Us Your Shop!

For this popular monthly column, we invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your woodworking shop along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodworking. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store credit if we show your shop in a future issue.
Show Us Your Shop!
This month we are featuring Howard Boehm's garage shop.

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Lie-Nielsen and Tormek Giveaway

Down to Earth Woodworker Banner

By Steven D. Johnson, Racine, Wisconsin

Woodworkers Need More Acronyms


The Deep Discount Tool Store

Tour Of A Mid-Size Pallet Manufacturing Company

Steven Johnson Picture This month, Steve comes up with some woodworking acronyms (SSDD, TIME, IMS), explains his own acronym BBCL (Big Box Cut List) and its advantages, tells his adventurous tale of shopping at the "deep discount foreign tool seller", and takes us on a tour of a pallet re-manufacturing shop.

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The Highland Woodworker Web TV
  • Recycling OLD BARNS
  • Glen Huey's SHELLAC secrets

Our June Lie-Nielsen Tool of the Month:

Lie-Nielsen No. 101
Bronze Violin Maker's Block Plane

Lie-Nielsen No. 101 Bronze Violin Maker's Block Plane
The Violin Maker’s Plane (A.K.A. the #101) is one of Lie-Nielsen’s newer planes, and the smallest to use a captive nut adjuster, which is such a bonus when dialing up the perfect shaving. This plane is based loosely on Stanley’s #101, but Lie-Nielsen has made a number of improvements to the original design.

Read Lee Laird's blog post about the Lie-Nielsen No. 101 to find out more:

Take a closer look at the Lie-Nielsen No. 101 Bronze Violin Maker's Block Plane:

Getting the Best
From Your Dovetail Jig

By J. Norman Reid
Delaplane, Virginia

Dovetails have long been recognized as one of the strongest and most beautiful joints in woodworking. And nothing beats a dovetail jig for accurate and repeatable results, especially when many joints need to be cut. But dovetail jigs are not always easy to use, at least until you've built up some experience with them.

CLICK HERE for some tips to help you get to your best results quickly:

New Japanese Chisel, Does Hand-Made Equal Perfect?

By Lee Laird

Lee Laird puts a new, hand-made, Japanese chisel to the ultimate test of whether or not a hand-made tool equals a perfect tool.

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Woodturning has become the fastest growing part of the woodworking community. To give it the attention it deserves, we now offer a free monthly online publication devoted entirely to woodturning.

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Ask the Staff

Question:   When using the SawStop, what happens if you cut pressure treated lumber that is still slightly wet?

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E-mail us with your woodworking questions. If yours is selected for publication, we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.

Finishing Wood with Alan Noel

Chemical Safety Chemical Safety

When working with finishes, you're working with some pretty heavy chemicals that require extra caution when handling. This month, Alan Noel has the tips you need to make your Finishing process a safe one!

Here are SEVEN helpful tips to how Finishing chemicals should be handled:

Benchcrafted Vises Now Available from Highland

Benchcrafted Vises We are pleased to offer Benchcrafted vises, the finest workbench hardware made anywhere, along with detailed plans for building your own Roubo-style workbench.

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Slyde Flashlight and Worklight New SLYDE

The new SLYDE combination flashlight and worklight from Nebo gives you a handy bright LED flashlight, plus a built-in worklight that can be quickly accessed by sliding forward the head of the flashlight. It's downright brilliant (and a perfect gift for Dad!)

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June 7 - June 16

Kreg K-5 Pocket Hole Jig Get a Kreg K5 Jig with FREE AutoMaxx Face Clamp

Special Offer ENDS June 16

This newest version of Kreg's pocket hole jig has 6 brand new features that will help significantly speed up your cabinet joinery production as well as increase its versatility.

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This new DVD archive contains every article in the 237 issues of Fine Woodworking magazine published in the past 38 years. Easily search and view an entire generation's worth of woodworking wisdom. While supplies last, save $30 off the $99.95 list price.

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Festool Domino Joiners Buy Now and SAVE 10%
on a Festool Domino
Mortise & Tenon Joiner

Seldom do Festool products go on sale. If you've ever thought about expanding your capacity to do high-end machine joinery on any scale, now's a great time to act. You'll save 10% on either model Festool Domino Joiner, and on all Domino accessories and supplies as well.

SALES ENDS June 30, 2014:

Get EXTRA SAVINGS with our Rikon 14" Bandsaw Package Deal

Only $799.99 including
FREE Wood Slicer and DVD

Our bestselling Rikon 14" bandsaw has proven itself a reliable workhorse in hundreds of our customers' shops. Its 13 inch resaw capacity and powerful 1-1/2 HP (115 volt or 230 volt) motor allow you to create any thickness lumber.

Special Offer ENDS June 16, 2014

SawStop PCS Tablesaw Thinking of getting a SawStop
for your workshop?

Your fingers are worth it!
SawStop PCS Tablesaw
  In the U.S., a tablesaw
  accident happens

Campaign Furniture
by Christopher Schwarz

Reviewed by J. Norman Reid,
Delaplane, Virginia

Campaign Furniture To be frank, I wasn't at all sure I'd like this book. To me, campaign furniture seemed out of the mainstream, obscure even, and if not freakish certainly a sideshow. But now that I've read the book, I've concluded that though campaign furniture may be a bit of an acquired taste, it is certainly a delectable one. In the end, I've come to admire this too much overlooked style, which Schwarz correctly states fits in nicely with many other periods of furniture.

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FESTOOL Cooltainer Cooler Festool Cooltainer

Here's a special new limited edition Festool Systainer that's designed to keep things either hot or cold. The Cooltainer is lined with 1.25" thick foam inserts that will nicely insulate your lunch or favorite beverage. Available in limited quantities, while supplies last.

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FESTOOL Systainer Storage Solutions

Festool's Systainer system readies your shop for maximum efficiency. These systainer accessories help add great mobility.

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Festool Centrotech Installers Set

Housed in a T-Loc Systainer, this highly useful assortment includes several dozen driver bits and drill bits, each of which features no-slip, quick-change shanks for use with the Festool Centrotec System or any keyless or three-jaw chuck.

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Rikon 10" Bandsaw
Now only
while current supplies last

This little gem has proven itself to be an excellent value as a compact bandsaw. We've sold well over a thousand of them! We highly recommend it as your first bandsaw bought on a budget, or as a second bandsaw that allows you to avoid constantly swapping blades on your main bandsaw. This special purchase makes it extremely affordable.

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Rikon 12 inch Premium Mini-Lathe, only $299.99
while supplies last

We love this little lathe. It's what our students use in our turning classes. With it you can turn bowls up to 12" diameter, and with an optional bed extension it can even be expanded to turn spindles up to 40" long.

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Save up to $200
Several models of our ever-popular European and German workbenches are now on sale. Choose the model that fits your shop and budget.

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WOOD SLICER Testimonial

Wood Slicer resawing blade I just tried my first Wood Slicer. It will not be the last. I am amazed at the quality of cut. – Skip Evans

Get Yourself a Wood Slicer:
CLICK HERE to see the Wood Slicer resawing blade in action:

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